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The Van Pelt surname is occupational in origin. It comes from the Latin word "pellis," meaning "skin" or "hide," and would have originally been born by someone who tanned or sold hides and pelts for a living.

Van Pelt Early Origins



The surname Van Pelt was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. Many of the old Counts of Holland held a family seat in this region, including one of the nations oldest families, in Brederode Castle near Haarlem.

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Van Pelt Spelling Variations


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Van Pelt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pelten, Peltzer, Peltre, Pelzer, Pellt, Pelter, Peltern, Pelteren and many more.

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Van Pelt Early History


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Van Pelt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Van Pelt research. Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1766 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Van Pelt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Van Pelt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Van Pelt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Van Pelt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Van Pelt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Teunis VanPelt, who landed in New Netherlands in 1620-1664
  • Theunis Janse Laenen VanPelt, who landed in New York in 1663
  • Matthys VanPelt, who landed in New Jersey in 1663
  • Tunis Jansz VanPelt, who arrived in New Jersey in 1663
  • Gysbert Thysen Laenen VanPelt, who arrived in New York in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Van Pelt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • D VanPelt, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • P VanPelt, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Van Pelt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Samuel Vanpelt U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Sarah Vanpelt U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Teunis Vanpelt U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Pelt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Van Pelt (post 1700)



  • Alison Van Pelt (b. 1963), American painter
  • John Vredenburgh Van Pelt F.A.I.A., A.D.G.F., (1874-1962), American architectural historian and author
  • Bradlee Van Pelt (b. 1980), former American NFL football quarterback and safety
  • William Kaiser Van Pelt (1905-1996), American politician, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin (1951-1965)
  • James S. "Jim" Van Pelt (b. 1935), former American CFL football quarterback
  • Scott Van Pelt, American sportscaster and sports talk show host
  • Alexander "Alex" Van Pelt (b. 1970), American football coach and former NFL quarterback
  • Brad Alan Van Pelt (1951-2009), American NFL football linebacker
  • Bo Van Pelt (b. 1975), American PGA professional golfer
  • Daniel J. VanPelt, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1944
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  3. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  7. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
  8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Van Pelt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Van Pelt Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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